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Buy-In: $20,000
Prize Pool: $1,500,000
Entrants: 64

NBC Heads Up Championship Event

  • Mar 05, '09 - Mar 08, '09


Updates on Final Day (Mar 08, 09)


Huck Seed Wins the 2009 NBC National Heads Up Championship

Huck Seed WinsHuck Seed took the lead and both players saw a board fill out of K8310. Rousso moved all in on the turn and Seed made the call.

Rousso showed J10 and Seed showed a slow played K7. The river was the 5 and Rousso was eliminated, earning $250,000.

Seed wins the title, along with the $500,000 first-place prize. He earns the distinction of becoming the only person to ever cash in all five tournaments and moves his overall record to 17-4.

Chris Ferguson, Cleopatra and Caesar himself are on hand to award his trophy and cash.

Stay tuned for a recap of all the action.


Player Tags: Huck Seed,   Vanessa Rousso

Hey Scotty!

Scotty Nguyen just walked on to the set, past Leeann Tweeden and to the final table to congratulate Rousso and Seed on getting this far.

Tweeden is now interviewing Chris Ferguson on the sidelines.


Match No. 2 Update

Vanessa Rousso holds a small lead in this match, but the two players have yet to play a notable pot.

The blinds have since been increased to 5,000 - 10,000.


Match No. 2 Underway

The players have returned from the break and will resume with the second match. The blinds will be rolled back to 3,000 - 6,000.

If Huck Seed takes this match he will be crowned as the champion. If Vanessa Rousso wins, then the third match will decide it all.

Shuffle up and deal!


Huck Seed Wins Match No. 1

Rousso and SeedAfter taking a 100,000 pot with a pair of aces, Huck Seed had Vanessa Rousso on the ropes. Rousso made her move with the QJ and after some deliberation, Seed called with the KJ.

The board ran out A956A, giving Seed the first match.

There will now be a 15-minute break before the next match begins.



Player Tags: Huck Seed,   Vanessa Rousso

CardPlayer TV: Finals Preview

Player Tags: Huck Seed,   Vanessa Rousso


Chad Brown vs. Paul WasickaAs Huck Seed stands up to stretch, we take a look back at the 2007 finals match between Chad Brown and Paul Wasicka. Brown is obviously in attendance today, hoping his fiance can do what he couldn't and win it all. 

Ironically, Rousso beat Wasicka to get to this point, along with Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and just recently, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier.




Match 1 -- Huck Seed Moves In

A big pot just went down in match no. 1. Vanessa Rousso bet 100,000 on a board of AQ7104 and Huck Seed moved all in.

Rousso tanked for about a minute before mucking her cards. With that large pot Seed has taken just under a 2-1 chip lead.

Player Tags: Huck Seed,   Vanessa Rousso

Shuffle Up and Deal!

The introductions have been made, the money and trophy are out on the table and the players are seated and ready to begin.

The finals will be a best of three competition. Each player will begin the match with 640,000 in chips and blinds of 3,000 - 6,000.

Shuffle up and deal!


Heads Up Championship Up Next

We're just a few minutes away from the conclusion of the NBC National Heads Up Championship.

Huck Seed vs. Vanessa Rousso

Click Here to see the complete bracket from start to finish.

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